Allow TFS Task Board to have custom colors
For example if you could assign a color to an area, then the task cards would be colored to that area
I want to be able to customize the colors of the work items on the task board. Specifically, I want all Blocked tasks to be a light gray, as if they were disabled. I also want to customize the color of the task depending on the Activity field. So Development tasks would be one color and testing tasks would be another color.
It would be nice to change the color or appearance of work items in the result list of a query depending on a value of a field. I want to draw my work item titles red for bugs and green for "ideas" and so on ...
Starting to build specs for this. We’re getting started with additional fields and tags on cards… from there we’re going to pick up conditional formatting which will give you more control of the visuals.
Mahmoud Moravej commented
Bug in red please! It would be so great
Ingmar Hoogendoorn commented
Based on activity would be nice
Róbson Machado Rosa commented
Would really be nice to be able to color-code items on the board that are 'blocked' 
David Smith commented
Would really be nice to be able to color-code items on the board that are 'blocked'
Hinrich Aue commented
we create tasks that represent a bug.
instead of creating a bug in TFS...
following the idea - we fix bugs - we don't manage them.
but a task cannot be red... that wojld be super cool!
Chris Pont commented
From my point of view, I'd like to see tasks coloured by activity so that you can see which tasks are development, testing, design etc.
Mike Bennett commented
I created a Chrome plugin (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tfs-colorizer/oddpogjdlefaacpddjgpgjgopkilaikp) to color the tasks based on the text. I would prefer if something like it was built in. Rather than PBI vs. bug, as mentioned by some below, I find it more useful to see what's in development vs. what's in testing vs. what requires documentation. So as I see the colors move across the board I know the state of the release.
Rick Wallace commented
Do it please
DO IT PLEASE !
We need this feature ... custom tiles colors and size !
Scott Beeson commented
Would this include the pretty little tiles on TFS web?
not only types of workitems, do it completely :) full customization, e.g. types of states (resolved = green, active = yellow etc), colors should be customizable, also people, if workitem is assigned to developer, make it green, if tester, make it orange... if requirement is of type scenario, make it blue etc..; it would be nice to have also icons...
We are using the Agile template in 2012 (soon to be 2013) and have incorporated bugs into the TFS board in addition to tasks. We added bugs to see/track impediments at the user story level. So in this situation, we'd like to color code by WIT and then within the task WIT by activity. It would also be nice to group and sequence (sequencing can be done today using the stack rank) first by WIT (tasks vs. bugs) and then within tasks by activity. So that all testing tasks are grouped together, etc.
Without this feature using the board sucks. It's a shame that Microsoft is not able to implement this.
We need this!!! In order to save time & quickly differentiate between a dev task and a QA task or bugs inside of the sprint, colors are needed!
Clinton Rocksmith commented
Definitely a "nice" feature
Please add this. I'd like to be able to quickly distinguish tasks by activity (development vs. testing) as well as identify bugs
Scott Wollschleger commented
Our team members would all like to see this feature added
Some kind of visual delineation is needed. Size, color, shape, text, anything.
Salem Elnahwy commented
Absolutely need this.
With 100 plus items in our board, having the ability to map a color to a specifuc field of our choosing would be terrific. This would allow coloring based on areas, importance of the task, those tasks that are behind, etc... Without this is it totally impractical when you have large amount of stuff happening.